Two NASA satellites have recently captured images of the Tropical Storm Chantal over the Atlantic Ocean revealing heavy rainfall and powerful thunderstorms. On July 8, NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw the heaviest rainfall of Tropical Storm happening at a rate of over 115.5 mm (~4.5 inches) per hour near the center of Chantal.
In early December 2012, Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines as a powerful typhoon. Bopha weakened to a tropical storm after passing over the southern Philippines, but regained typhoon strength over the South China Sea on December 7. On December 8, Unisys Weather reported that Bopha was headed back toward the Philippines.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing.
Satellite images from two NASA satellites were combined to create a full picture of Tropical Storm Leslie and Hurricane Michael spinning in the Atlantic Ocean. Imagery from Aqua and Terra satellites showed Leslie now past Bermuda and Michael in the north central Atlantic, and Leslie is much larger than the smaller, more powerful Michael.
Balance of 23 death people in Philipines and around 154,000 forced to leave their houses. These are the consequences of the Tropical Storm Saola, a typhoon that today washes over Taiwan and it is forecast to landfall south of Shanghai on August 3.
NASA's TRMM satellite passed over the hurricanes that are passing over the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Emilia and Daniel. In pinpointed the intensity of the rainfall within each storm, the data reveals their power. Emilia is dropping rain at a greater rate than Daniel according to satellite data.